Poetic text and full color paintings combine to create a portrait of the internationally known oceanographer as a curious little boy whose love of the ocean inspired him to grow up to become a champion of the seas.
I love books that read like a story but are biographies! The illustrations in this book were nice, and the material was interesting. It was a little long for my 18-month-old, but my three-year-old had no problem staying engaged.
Jennifer Berne has been a long-time contributor to Nick Jr. Magazine, and a writer for both print and TV. She has published numerous award-winning books for kids, including On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein (Chronicle), Calvin Look Out! (Sterling), and Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (Chronicle). Jennifer lives in the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY. In summer she migrates up to Maine to live aboard her sailboat. Keith Bendis’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Fortune, and Time. Keith was the illustrator for William Safire’s “On Language” column in the New York Times Magazine, and for 10 books including Calvin Look Out! (Sterling). He lives on an old farm in Columbia County, NY.